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Thailand to ban smoking in bars, restaurants

January 12, 2008

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand will ban smokers from lighting up in bars, restaurants and open-air markets across the kingdom in a bid to curb smoking, the public health ministry said Friday.

Thai residents enjoy their drinks at a bar in Bangkok. Thailand ...
Thai residents enjoy their drinks at a bar in Bangkok. Thailand will ban smokers from lighting up in bars, restaurants and open-air markets across the kingdom in a bid to curb smoking, the public health ministry said Friday.(AFP/File/Saeed Khan)

The ban will take effect on February 11 and smokers violating the regulation will be fined 2,000 baht (60 dollars) with night club and restaurant owners facing a 20,000 baht fine, a health ministry official said.

Thailand already bans smoking at public places such as government buildings, train stations and hospitals.

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